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ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HEALTHY BUILT HOME #1

AB TECH Construction Management Program is now showing a 25’ x 50’, student built 1250 square feet single story sustainable modular home. The construction principals used received an acknowledgement by the Asheville Meteorological Society for environmental stewardship in 2007. Asheville Citizen Times gave AB TECH an “A” rating on its opinion page in March, 2007 for working on a home that meets NC Healthy Built Home Initiative at an affordable price. Most recently in October, 2007, the home was featured in the Asheville Parade of Solar Homes sponsored by the Western North Carolina Green Council. The modular constructed home, not yet located on a lot, features natural day lighting, regional recycled materials, non-toxic materials, low voltage illumination, flexible rooms and furnishings to reduce costs over the life-cycle of the home. 

An open floor plan gives the modest spaces an open and elegant feel. Custom built features include: tray ceiling, barrel vault cedar hallway, built in bookshelves, movable wardrobes, custom breakfast bar-top, low-e Anderson Windows, walk-in closet in Master Bedroom, natural earthen plaster walls in Master Bedroom, bamboo flooring throughout, Icynene insulation in exterior walls, a large area provided for attic storage, custom art entry door, and many more extras.   

Built to last, all sheathing products are glued and nailed, box headers provide R- 20 without compromising structural integrity. The design of the house allows for placement on smaller city lots. Ceilings and walls are covered with ½” drywall, moisture resistant drywall in bathrooms. The large Living Room features birch paneled walls with cedar trim details and 9’ ceilings with transom windows. This room also includes two 6’ Anderson gliding glass doors and a “flex” wall which can be opened to convert  the three bedroom home to a two bedroom floor plan with a larger Living Room area. Two full bathrooms add extra luxury. The home will be sold 90% complete with electrical wiring/illumination and plumbing fixtures. Purchaser/ Owner will be responsible (and required for NCHBH) to install ceiling (R-40 or better) and floor insulation (R-19 or better). Kitchen cabinets are maple “Kraft-Maid” and will come installed (appliances by Owner to meet Energy Star). The home has met and exceeds City of Asheville Building Codes. Rough inspection reports will be provided to purchaser. A list of house moving companies will be provided to bidders at their request.

Green Building Certifications 

Energy Star, modeled by Vandemusser Design, LLC.
Amy Vandemusser PHD
33 Melbourne Place
Asheville, NC 28801
Tel. 828-337-2317

NC Healthy Built Home
WNC Green Building Council
Maggie Leslie
PO Box 17026
Asheville, NC 28816
Tel. 828-254-1995  

Design/Architect/Engineering/Construction

Architect
Ken Czarnomski, RA, NCARB
544 Paradise Lane
Waynesville, NC 28785
Tel. 828-926-2519   
Ken's Green Renovation Blog http://renovatetogreen.blogspot.com

Engineer
Kloesel Engineering, PA
Woody Kloesel, P.E.
8 Magnolia Ave., Suite 100 
Asheville, NC 28801
Tel. 828-255-0780

Drafting
AB TECH
Sherian Howard
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Tel. 828-254-1921 ext. 375

Construction Management

Ken Czarnomski @ AB TECH 
Tel. 828-254-1921 ext. 225
kczarnomski@abtech.edu  
Ken's Renovate to Green Blog http://renovatetogreen.blogspot.com

Heath Moody @ AB TECH
Tel. 828-254-1921 ext. 349
hmoody@abtech.edu   

Direction to the Colbond Plant Site 

Located inside the Colbond, Inc. facility at 1301 Sand Hill Road, Enka, NC 28728. Arriving from I-40 and Smoky Mountain parkway turn left onto Sand Hill road proceed past the AB TECH  Campus.  At the second stoplight, turn and proceed to the main gate. Directions and Map